Martin Little, Resurrected is a quirky and original novel which seamlessly blends the daily irritations of contemporary life in Britain with an unusual and unexpected setting. The storyline is action-packed, moderately thought-provoking and relentlessly funny. In order to rescue the girl with whom he has fallen in love despite his better judgement, Martin has to set aside his snobbish hang-ups and inhibitions and work together with his newly acquired friends, a gang of lawless misfits whom he despises. The plot thickens and picks up pace as the loop of officialdom trips them up and the law threatens to catch up with them. Through all this, Martin has to stay one step ahead and find help where it doesn’t seem possible in order to earn his friends’ and his own freedom. Essentially a light-hearted journey of discovery and self-improvement, the many dizzying twists and heady surprises make this story an engaging read and a real crowd pleaser with universal appeal.
science fiction fantasy
Ella Medler is a fiction novelist and playwright who lives in Cornwall, UK, with her husband and two teenage daughters. Together, they care for a large assortment of pets, some small enough to fit in a fish tank, and some capable of causing you significant injury on impact.
Born in Transylvania, Ella started her writing career as a child writing comedy sketches which she then performed stand-up with her friends mostly during school winter holidays. After graduation, she travelled the world working in financial development and absorbing languages and cultures along the way. After a few years pursuing a traditional career, Ella drifted back to writing and the arts. Nowadays, she could be more often found in her local theatre, where she gladly helps with anything, from costume making to script writing, on a voluntary basis.
Martin Little, Resurrected is the first novel in a social satire series.
Blood is Heavier is a thriller due for release May 2012.
A unique book
Ok, this one is kind of difficult for me. Not because it is beyond my skills of reading / reviewing, but there is not one thing I don't like about it. Martin Little completely caught me off guard. I did not want to stop until the end.
Chapter 1 jumps right into the action and story. After finishing chapter 1, I was completely absorbed and wanted more. Chapter 2 is where the fun begins.
The main characters were well developed throughout the story. The way Martin evolved and learned is very impressive. His self-discovery and progression were not predictible. The supporting characters are well written and developed, especially in the main scenes / settings. Character interaction is a good combination of unpredictibilty at times.
Overall: this is one of the best books I have ever read. Marting Little, Resurrected is beyond anything I expected. I did not want to stop reading. The characters are believable. The plot has a lot of unexpected turns. Scenes and visualization is well written and for the mind to see. Character interaction / conflict / development: very easy to believe; especially in the situations they are placed in. The end is unexpected on a high note. If I could give this book higher than 5, I would. Great Job, Ella Medler! Much success with this one.
This is the first book I have reviewed by this author. It will not be the last.
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‘Pure escapism. I picked up this book knowing nothing about it, but within a few pages the unique writing style and pace had me hooked. The story itself is extremely fantastical but don't let that put you off; dive in, and just go with it, it's worth it.’ (Amazon UK)
‘A fun and compelling read! Martin Little, Resurrected is an insightful, compelling, fun, fast-paced, and humorous read. It is easy to care about the main character, because his day-to-day life is so recognizable and sympathetic. I don't want to put any spoilers in this review, but I will say that the novel takes a delightful and, for me, an unexpected turn soon after the opening scene. I got caught up in Martin's story from page one, and I appreciated the change in him as the story progressed through his many adventures. It made me think about how I treat people, and reminded me that we can all be a little bit better/nicer if we try. The story was well-written and highly imaginative; it flowed nicely from start to end, and left me quite satisfied. I definitely recommend Martin Little, Resurrected, and hope to see more from Ella Medler!’ - J A West (Amazon US)
Funny, witty and a truly compulsive read. After just a few pages I was drawn into the whimsical storyline which continued to hold me throughout the book. Well worth the read, you won't be disappointed. (Amazon UK)
‘Unusual, like nothing I’ve read before. Could make a brilliant film if Hollywood gets wind of it, especially when there are sequels.’ (Reader)
‘For a great giggle this Christmas, I highly recommend this book to everyone. It is very funny and brilliantly written.’ (Amazon UK)